Design Application

Students are asked to work on exterior and interior of the cube simultaneously. The cube carving exercise referred elsewhere in this chapter can also be utilised in this assignment. The external projections, recesses and cut-outs are now perceived from the inside of the cube. Then students are further asked to use two-dimensional planes, lines, threads and wires in the inner space of the cube. Ultimately students realise that one has to be careful in creating the external face which will be also seen from inside the room.

Experience of handling exterior and interior spaces simultaneously, should make students realise that there are certain forms like sphere, Pyramid and Cone that look totally different and are also difficult to handle internally. Whereas there are certain forms like steps, or cylinders which can create interesting internal space geometry.

Interior and exterior spaces look drastically different because of quality and quantity of lighting. The forms which are very interesting externally might be awful as a void. The external forms and opening on the surface of the boundary wall look amazingly surprising if seen from inside. For example imagine that the room has a circular window, the impact of this circular opening seen from inside the room has a much deeper impact. Externally this opening is just a two-dimensional shape drawn on a plane surface . The students of basic design must have the imagination power, so that they can simultaneously visualise interior and exterior spaces.


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